Jun 17, 2021 - Health

Top physician's group wants long-COVID research

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The nation's top physician's group on Wednesday called for policies to better diagnose and treat long-haul COVID-19 and endorsed guidelines for guiding any future vaccine mandates and credentials.

Driving the news: The American Medical Association's House of Delegates, which represent the nation's doctors, called for tools to improve the assessment, diagnosis, and awareness of post-viral syndromes.

  • They also called for the careful use of mandates and credentials. For instance, they said full FDA approval should be in place before vaccine mandates are enforced.

The AMA also voted to call for the HHS' Office for Civil Rights to revise the definition of harm to include mental and emotional harm.

  • Delegates also voted this week to oppose legislation aimed at restricting health care for transgender youth, and to urge social media companies to further strengthen content moderation policies related to public health misinformation.
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